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'''John Fitzgerald''' "'''Jack'''" '''Kennedy''' (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), commonly referred to by his initials '''JFK''', was an American politician who served as the List of Presidents of the United States|35th President of the United States from January 1961 until Assassination of John F. Kennedy|his assassination in November 1963. The Cuban Missile Crisis, The Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty|Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, the establishment of the Peace Corps, developments in the Space Race, the building of the Berlin Wall, the Trade Expansion Act to lower tariffs, and the African-American Civil Rights Movement (1955–1968)|Civil Rights Movement all took place during Kennedy's presidency. His "New Frontier" domestic program was largely enacted as a memorial to him after his death. Kennedy increased the number of American military advisors in South Vietnam by a...
OfficeList of Presidents of the United States|35th President of the United States
SuccessorLyndon B. Johnson
VicepresidentLyndon B. Johnson
SignatureJohn F Kennedy Signature 2.svg
Signature altCursive signature in ink
PartyDemocratic Party (United States)|Democratic
Birth nameJohn Fitzgerald Kennedy
Birth date{{birth date|1917|5|29}}
Birth placeBrookline, Massachusetts, U.S.
Death date{{nowrap| {{death date and age|1963|11|22|1917|5|29}} }}
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